Good morning to all. I'm so excited to be part of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol 6. It's just so amazing to be part of this magazine. There are soooo many great blocks in this issue that I have a bunch of new projects on my to-do list.
But first let me share my block with you.
Here it is. I was inspired one day to do something a little out of my comfort zone
and I came up with this block. A pretty traditional style, except
I used fusible web applique.
I LOVE pumpkins so I thought why not use them instead of flowers, so I did.
What do you think??
To show the block in a simple setting, I grabbed some fun fall colored 2 1/2" strips from my stash and started to play around. Behold a table runner was made.
To change things up a bit, I used wool for the applique instead of cotton. Love it!!
Wait, did you notice, I'm on the cover! Pretty cool, huh?
A bigger picture. Fall has to be one of my favorite times of year. Best time to have a mug of hot wassail and spiced pumpkin donuts, cozy up with a good book and relax under a comfy quilt. Sigh.... OK, back to business. Now here comes the great part.
I'm giving away 2 magazines!!
All you have to do is leave a comment on your favorite fall tradition.
Yep, that's it, just one simple comment.
I will choose two random winners on Saturday, Nov 10
Become a follower if your not, so you don't miss out on the give aways.
Thanks for stopping by!
Contest in now over. Thanks for playing
Contest in now over. Thanks for playing
During autumn I clean my garden, pick up nuts, cut all grass, children find some light and walk around with them. And it is time for yang grapes ferment juice - we call it "burcak" and like it very much.ReplyDelete
Last year we started a new one, which we're planning to continue: we go to our friends' home on the day after Thanksgiving and eat leftovers. So simple and yet such a sweet reminder of how thankful we are for them.ReplyDelete
Cider making! I love the whole process - and of course the drinking of it!ReplyDelete
Going apple picking as a family - the orchard has the best cider donuts, cider, maple candy, pumpkin patch with maze and hay rides - a great full day with the family.ReplyDelete
I love pumpkins too :)ReplyDelete
We don't have fall in our country. But, i love to sew christmas presents during this time :)
I like the colors so I am going for a walk!ReplyDelete
Going to college football games in the fall. Great block - congrats on making the cover. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
Love your quilt block! My favorite fall tradition is going to the fun and festive Witch's Fest at Gardner's Village in West Jordan. Whimsical witches in outlandish attire along with hundreds of corn stalks and thousands of pumpkins decorate the Village. There's lots of fun activities for the whole family!ReplyDelete
Your block is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing! Favority fall tradition? We host an annual Halloween party for our daughter's friends--when they were young, they trick-or-treated, now they watch scary movies.ReplyDelete
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Gorgeous pumpkin block. My fall tradition is to make Salsa.ReplyDelete
Hot zippy salsa to enjoy during a long cold winter.
Thanks for giveaway
My favorite fall tradition is going to college football games. So much fun!ReplyDelete
Great block and nice arrangement in the table runner! My favorite fall tradition is arranging a Thanksgiving party.ReplyDelete
Love the block and the tablerunner setting! My favourite Fall thing is to go out and eat hot chestnuts with my family!ReplyDelete
Now that we live in the northeastern part of the US, we take a day each fall for a fall foliage drive - so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Even though in the South we often are lacking in fall colors, I love taking a drive into the foothills of the Appalachian mountains to see the colors. It is one of our fall traditions and a favorite of mine.ReplyDelete
Once fall weather hits we like to go hiking. THere are some wonderful parks very close to us.ReplyDelete
Love your block and table runner. I like to see the trick or treaters come on Halloween.ReplyDelete
Beautiful block. And I love your table topper. My favorite fall tradition is decorating my home. We live in Central Florida and have no change in seasons. So I bring the warm colors of fall indoors :-) Thanks for sharing the latest issue of 100 Blocks.ReplyDelete
Love the topper, and and see this a a beautiful wool appliqueReplyDelete
Love your topper...ReplyDelete
Table runner is way cool!! EATING!! I have three ovens in my kitchen and during the holidays, it's still not enough! thanks for the fun!!ReplyDelete
Love the pumpkins! My favorite is just getting together with the family for Thanksgiving...ReplyDelete
Love your pumpkin block! My favorite fall tradition is going to an apple orchard and buying fresh apples, the rushing home to make the first pie of the season!ReplyDelete
I really enjoy sweeping up the leaves after they have fallenReplyDelete
We always paint our Halloween pumpkins. It is a big family discussion to figure out the theme. Usually something pop culture. This year, The Avengers.ReplyDelete
Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin empanadas--I love fall and pumpkins.ReplyDelete
Favorite fall tradition is starting up the wood stove again and enjoying the cozy heat with a glass of wine with my hubby.ReplyDelete
I think we are starting a new fall tradition with these early snowstorms in the northeast!ReplyDelete
I do a lot of baking in the fall, it starts with Halloween and using up the pumpkin from the carving and just keeps going through Christmas cookies, thanks.ReplyDelete
I love pumpkin carving. I generally do intricate designs in a foam craft pumpkin using a hot knife. I always say "this one's for me" but I give it away each and every time.ReplyDelete
It's the first time I get to put on a sweater. Just feels soooo good!ReplyDelete
I love the idea of wool for the applique. What a wonderful block and congrats on being a part of the new issue!!! Our fall tradition is boiled peanuts. They take a while, so there better be a Clemson football game on tv to keep hubby from sampling them too soon :)ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is photographing and sharing my pictures of the beautiful leaves. Most of my family lives in Florida and I get to share some of the beauty they miss.ReplyDelete
I love your pumpkin block...especially in the tablerunner...gotta make it! I love to walk and ride around looking at the beautiful trees and scenery...and snapping pictures of it. We always take a fall trip up north just for that:)ReplyDelete
Hi Margie, this is Diane from Quiltmaker. Great table runner! Nice work today, thanks for participating.ReplyDelete
Excellent block! My favorite tradition is making pecan pralines for holiday gift giving ...and eating! I've been doing this for years and family & friends say they look forward to receiving them each years.ReplyDelete
Going to the pumpkin patch with my family. Congrats on getting your block in the magazine! Love your block!ReplyDelete
I adore your block! And congratulations for being on the cover! The table runner is just darling. :)ReplyDelete
My favorite tradition is Thanksgiving with my family.ReplyDelete
Has to be Thanksgiving, in the kitchen with my 2 beautiful daughters, preparing a feast! Thanks for the pumpkin block--it turned into an adorable table runner, didn't it?ReplyDelete
My favorite autumn tradition is to visit craft fairs. It's fun and personal, and I see lovely things that others create.ReplyDelete
My Fav fall tradion is just having the family over for dinners and baking:) Wish they wouldn't rush through it so fast to get to Christmas!ReplyDelete
Love the block.....wool is a great!
My favorite fall tradition is Thanksgiving. Some family always gather together, cook and bake eats together, visiting and pigging out on delicious food. :-)ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is going p to the top of the hill on our farm and just breathing in the beauty of all the colors! I take LOTS of pictures so I can re-live the beauty over and over!! I am amazed at how much the trees look like quilts from a distance!! Your block is great and came at a great time-Thanksgiving!! Can't wait to get a copy of Volume 6!!ReplyDelete
I love your block! It looks great in the table runner! My favorite tradition in the fall is to watch the leaves chance color ... fall is my favorite time of the year. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of vol. 6!ReplyDelete
favorite fall tradition: baking pumpkin pie on the first day of fall...even if its warm outdoors and leaves have not started to turn yet!ReplyDelete
My family and I enjoy going to the pumpkin patch and driving around looking at the leaves.ReplyDelete
ps I really like your block - applique is my favorite!
Sweet block! I can't wait to get my hands on a QM's latest 100 Blocks issue!!! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)ReplyDelete
I enjoy making pumpkin and pecan pies in the fall. The pumpkins in your block are great. I like how you incorporated your favorite fruit in a traditionally flower like block.ReplyDelete
I love the colors of all the leaves. Living in the ozarks the beauty of color takes your breath away.ReplyDelete
I love walking in the crunching sounds leaves... and the smell of the leaving burning...ReplyDelete
Love your block and the table runner is great
I too love Pumpkins and Fall is my favorite season of the year. My favorite fall thing to do is decorate with my fall things, especially quilts.ReplyDelete
My favorite Seasons are Fall & Spring for the weather, but I have to go with Fall & Winter for decorating. It allows me to do so may holiday things. My girlfriend is going to love these pumpkins.ReplyDelete
I love fall! Love your fall table runner! Favorite tradition has to be Halloween--the kids carve their pumpkins and I roast the seeds and then we snack on the pumpkin seeds. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
I have to make pumpkin pie. I used to have to eat it by myself, but the members of my German quilting group all love it.ReplyDelete
My favorite is the trip to the apple orchards to get the perfect apples!ReplyDelete
My favourite fall activity? Leaf peeping!!ReplyDelete
There are lots of favorite Fall traditions, but one is disappearing and that is burning the leaves. I love that smell --- am not so fond of raking them. Now we have burning banns and you have to get a license, so people aren't doing it so much. That is a great pumpkin block.ReplyDelete
Thanksgiving is with out a doubt my favorite Fall activity. I love your colors and how you didn't use a border on your table runner, very nice. Thanks. VivianReplyDelete
I really like your block - it can be used for so much and the pumpkins can be replaced with just about anything! And the block as it is covers several months worth. So pretty! Thank you for the opportunity to win.ReplyDelete
After our hot summers I eagerly await the cooler temperatures of fall and all of the beautiful colors. Thanksgiving dinner is the best tradition there is for Fall. I love fusible applique and your block is a keeper.ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is putting away summer clothes and bringing out the sweaters, fleece jackets, and snuggly throws. Love this block! TamsynReplyDelete
Every October, I attend a quilt retreat, so that has to be my favorite fall thing to do. I do love walking and crunching the leaves underfoot.ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is going to the local school's fall craft fair. I love seeing all the crafts and all the fall colors.ReplyDelete
Love your block. That was a great idea to use the pumpkins.
I'm now a happy follower. Love your pumpkin block and mostly how you made it into a table runner. Besides cooler weather and beautiful colors that fall gives us my favorite thing I look forward to in the fall is the NBA basketball season. LOL Congrats. Thanks for the giveaway and for being in the hop.ReplyDelete
Love your pumpkin block. My favorite thing about fall is our friends have a bonfire on their birthday every year.ReplyDelete
Favorite Fall Tradition: selecting some unusal leaves at the beginning, when they'rejust starting to turn, then I give them to my friends.ReplyDelete
Love your block! My favorite fall tradition is to attend the annual fall retreat with my state quilting guild. Time for classes, vendors, seeing old friends and making new ones. I always come away tired and inspired.ReplyDelete
Favorite fall tradition, I don't know if you call the smell of burning leaves a tradition but I love that smell. Call me crazy! Nice block, thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
Love your block. I really like the scroll work in the middle. Makes a great table runner. Congrats on being on the cover. thanks for a chance to win an issue. I love this magazine.ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is when we jump on the Harley and ride to Cumberland Mountain area and go to an apple orchard. There we stand in line to get an Apple Dumplin with ice creme and eat away.ReplyDelete
Turkey dinner at the in laws.ReplyDelete
I love this block and it has so many possibilities. I enjoy the fall colors, we are surrounded by trees it is picture perfect.ReplyDelete
In Sweden we don´t have any special fall tradition. The shopowners want us to celebrate Halloween, but we don´t buy that :)ReplyDelete
I love fall too! I really like the color and the block itself. Wonderful! My favrite thing to do in the fall used to be cutting wood for the wood burner! We don't have one now but it was such a hork work day but also so much fun as a family!ReplyDelete
I love the block. My favorite fall tradition is walking outside with my daughter just looking at the trees change. Thanks for the chance to winReplyDelete
Fall Baking!! Apples, Pumpkin, Maple....ReplyDelete
I love your block! I love pumpkins! Favorite fall tradition - eating the pumpkin scones that my husband makes for me. I also love pumpkin tea and pumpkin spice latte! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
my fav fall tradition is going out, getting pix of fall color, migrating birds and first snow on the mountains.ReplyDelete
love your block made up as a runner!
Our fall tradition is to celebrate our anniversary, we try to go somewhere to admire the leaves and have a little down time!ReplyDelete
I love the pumpkin block! My fall tradition is visiting my in-laws around Thanksgiving. They happen to have a fantastic quilt shop near them. :)ReplyDelete
I love fall and I REALLY LOVE YOUR PUMPKIN BLOCK. Now I really want to make your table runner. I will be so happy to win a copy of the book.ReplyDelete
Fall tradition is to gather stuff for crafts (pine cones, seed pods, etc) and to get my family to go - we look for pecans!
Fall tradition is walking in the woods and look/search for mushrooms. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Baking season has started! Pumpkin muffins to go with the cute block! Thanks for the chance!ReplyDelete
Your block shouts FALL! Especially like it made into a table runner! Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is going to craft fairs. It is great to see all the creative folks.ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is gong with the family to the local cider mill, getting fresh cider and donuts! Love your block.ReplyDelete
I enjoy driving in the country to look at fall leaves. Love your block. The filigree in the center is really pretty.ReplyDelete
I love your block! It makes a gorgeous table runner! Congratulations on being on the cover! We like driving up the canyon to look at leaves.ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is Thanksgiving dinner when we go to my SIL's Aunt and Uncle's house. We've known all of them a long time, and of course, our family is usually there too - my SIL/brother/nieces with their families including grandnieces.ReplyDelete
thanksgiving dinner with both familysReplyDelete
Our fall tradition is picking apples at Grandpas orchard and then making apple crisp and eating it with cinnamon ice cr. I love your block - the scrolling is cool! thanks!ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is making pumpkin bread!ReplyDelete
Decorating outside with my granddaughter! I love your block!ReplyDelete
LOVE YOUR BLOCK. I decorate inside and outside - fall and Halloween. I love to celebrate!!ReplyDelete
sao in Midltohian, VA
Beautiful block - congrats on being published. My favorite fall tradition is sharing in making & enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with my kids. Thanks for the chance to win. :)ReplyDelete
We collect olives and pickle them and also almonds,sometimes we fry or roast them .Apples, I love apple pie.ReplyDelete
Congrats Margie. Love the blcok. Fall Fall Fall my most favorite time of the year. I love everything about fall. The colors the smells the cool weather and just feeling cozy.... oh and baking too.ReplyDelete
Love your block! Thanks so much for a chance at the give-away! Fall is my favourite time of year & I love raking the leaves!ReplyDelete
mgw070 at shaw dot ca
First...love the name of your blog. Brings back memories of ribbon candy at Christmas!ReplyDelete
Second...love the block! Looks like there could be a few artichokes on there too?
Third...fall is my favorite season, and walking sidewalks filled with leaves and kicking them is the most fun!
Watching the leaves change color is my favorite fall pastime. I love your pumpkin block. I may have to give it a go.ReplyDelete
I love my pumpkims is pie.ReplyDelete
Thanksgiving with the family is my favorite fall tradition.ReplyDelete
hot cider and jumping in the leavesReplyDelete
Favorite fall tradition: caramel applesReplyDelete
I love your block, especially in that table runner.ReplyDelete
I forgot to say, I like to go for a drive to enjoy the fall colours.Delete
We like to go for pumpkins and apple cider.ReplyDelete
Love the tablerunner including your block. Making applesauce with the grandkids is great fun in the fall. Enjoy the changing colors too.ReplyDelete
love the block really neat in the table runner. favorite fall tradition is attending Harvest Homecoming FestivalReplyDelete
I love Fall decorating and I am a follower.ReplyDelete
I always go to the fall fair the first weekend in October and get a candy apple. Great memories! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this great magazine!ReplyDelete
Love this block.....thanks for sharingReplyDelete
What a cute block design!ReplyDelete
It's not a tradition, but it's what I like the best about fall......watching the leaves fall like rain.ReplyDelete
Your block is a great Fall quilt pattern and the table runner is awesome looking. That design you've used is one of my favorite table runner designs.ReplyDelete
Our favorite Fall tradition is going to the Apple Orchard near here every year. I've done that for years now and started that family outing tradition when my oldest son who is now 30 yrs old was just 2 months old. Now it is just my husband and I most of the time who go each year.
I love visiting the pumpkin patch with the family and decorating my house. :) Such good times. I LOVE your block and am putting it at the top of my list of blocks "to do" asap!!ReplyDelete
Lovely traditional block. My favorite fall tradition is going on a leaf tour to see the gorgeous Ohio colors.ReplyDelete
I know it is fall when my mother and her husband spend a couple of days at our home in the midwest as a stopover on their way to AZ for the winter. She brings recent quilt projects to show us, planning to teach her winter friends how to sew their own. We make plans for her to fly back in January so we can go to quilt camp for a fun weekend. LOVE your pumpkin applique block. Congrats on having it published and thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
I can't wait each year for it to be cool enough to light a fire in the fireplace....then I read or sew next to it.ReplyDelete
Beautiful table runner and block. My favorite Fall tradition is to go to a quilt retreat the first weekend in November. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
What a bright happy blog you have! Congrats on being on the cover on the magazine! No traditions really, I just love the holiday season.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure it's a tradition, but I love harvest time. I make tomato sauce, and relish, and pickles and jelly... I could go on and on!ReplyDelete
I like to walk in the hills near our home with my husband, our yellow lab and our son's beagle who is living with us while his "family" builds a new home. The bare trees and dried native grasses have a beauty all their own in the crisp air.ReplyDelete
Great use of pumpkins! My favorite fall tradition, surprise, is carving pumpkins! Oh, and baking them into pies.ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is to pull out the few bits of appropriate decor I have--pillows, orange fleece blanket, stuffed pumpkins, and a felt banner I made. They stay up until December.ReplyDelete
Our favorite fall traditions are going to the different festivals in the area.ReplyDelete
I love making pumpkin pies, bread (with mini chocolate chips) and of course cookies. Gotta get that oven going to warm up the house and then go jump in a pile of leaves with the kids!!!ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is...........raking leaves. Yes, it really is!!ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is baking pumpkin bread.ReplyDelete
Your block is very lovely. My favorite fall tradition is making lots of yummy things with apples like pie, apple pizza, caramel apples and apple goody.ReplyDelete
Love your pumpkin block it makes an amazing table runner for fall. I know it would look great on my table as I can see from the pictures that you have the same dining table I have. I say my favorite fall tradition is Thanksgiving, look forward to it every year.ReplyDelete
Favorite Fall tradition - breaking out the mini crock pot and filling it with orange peels, cloves, and apple remnants to make a fragrant potpourri. Your table runner is lovely.ReplyDelete
My husband and I put on a Turkey Shoot each fall as an outreach to our community. Thanks for your chance to win. email@example.comReplyDelete
I love everything about fall. Decorating the house is my favorite part, then the cooking--soups, bread pudding and more. thksReplyDelete
Making comfort foods in my Dutch oven.ReplyDelete
Collecting leaves and acorns to make fall ornaments with the kids.ReplyDelete
What a lovely block! I love making tablerunners and your block is so perfect. I can't think of a fall tradition really. I do alot more baking this time of the year, for the holidays and it's alot nicer to bake when it's not 102 outside, hehe.ReplyDelete
Thank you and Quiltmaker for a great giveaway and a chance to win.
Lighting a real wood fire which we don't do very often.ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is decorating with gourds and setting upm the cornucopia. i really like your tablerunner -I cna't wait to get the pattern.ReplyDelete
Love your pumpkin block, I like the way the vines are separate from the pumpkins. Having a fire in the fireplace is so cozy and warm, as long as its cold there's a fire going every day here.ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is spending Thanksgiving with family and all the great food. A little lame, but I don't really have any other fall tradition. :)ReplyDelete
Congrats on being in the issue!
I love pumpkins, too! My favorite fall activity is hiking in areas where the leaves are ablaze with vivid oranges, golds, browns, and greens.ReplyDelete
My favorite fall activities besides hiking are going to the local orchards and enjoying the apples, pumpkins,cidar and honey. Of course I can't forget the wholesome cidar doughnuts they make too! JaneReplyDelete
what a fun idea to use pumpkins and for a fall release it is perfect!ReplyDelete
MArg, Congratulations on becoming a "cover girl". lol loved your design and the applique with wool looks great. JaneReplyDelete
Beautiful design - I love the pumpkins! My fav fall tradition is going picking apples in the orchards and attending our town's annual apple festival.ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is going out for a walk in the woods with my grandkids - love watching the fall colors change and finding birds nests that were hidden all summerReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is baking pumpkin pie.ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is getting Apple Cider from an orchard back in my Southern Indiana home town.ReplyDelete
Lovely block. I love pumpkins too and love making Pumpkin Soup with fresh crusty bread.ReplyDelete
I love the block. The table runner is so cute. Congrats on being in the magazine and on the cover, how exciting! My favorite fall tradition is when we start to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving, I love the colors of Fall it is my favorite time of year. My daughter and I love to decorate for Fall, which means comfort food is not far behind.ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is going for a walk in the woods, then home for hot chocolateReplyDelete
breaking out the black and orange spider web quilt, and the little light up pumpkins...and hot apple cider.ReplyDelete
Your tablerunner looks lovely, beautiful block. Thanks for sharing and for your giveaway.ReplyDelete
My favorite fall tradition is drinking apple cider and walking thru fallen leaves with my dogs.ReplyDelete